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The Ryedale Rumble

07/08/2011 - North York Moors and Ryedale - Sportive

Rating: 96.6% based on 23 reviews - Rate this Event Now
Previous Years Rating: 94.7% based on 57 reviews

Previous Years Event Ratings

Rated Event: 97.7%

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Super Event - Organisation was first rate, signage could not be faulted, great HQ at Ampleforth and the feedstops were wonderful and staffed by very cheery and helpful volunteers. As for the route it was brutal at times but also 'breathtaking', in both senses of the word. Definitely one of my top sportives and I will be back next year.


Rated Event: 94.4%

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Rated Event: 84.4%

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The Rumble is a great event and this years venue was definitely nicer than last year. Riders should take the event as it is though and not get so competitive! Race against yourself, but why worry about what everyone else is doing? Myself and my friend managed to knock 44 minutes off our last time but we weren't taking it as seriously as some seemed to.
Bob and the team do a fabulous job; the course is brilliantly challenging and stunning (if you take the time to look at it!); the feed stations are well stocked and the water is plentiful. I think the key is to be prepared yourself and take the stations as a bonus.
The only thing that marrs this event slightly is the attitude of a few of the other riders. It seems that if you're not dressed to race, or have a bit of a shonky bike, you get some strange looks!
Don't change a thing! Even the ford that everyone was whinging about adds a bit more adventure!


Rated Event: 93.2%

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Great day out - with one proviso. The route down from the top of Boltby is steep, gravelly and with a ford at the bottom that was so slippery it made ice look positively grippy. Could the team look at amending the route, continuing to the next R hand turn near Hawnby? I know this means missing Rievaulx but is much safer.

This aside a good, tough sportive


Rated Event: 94.4%

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From start to finish it is an excellent event, the people are so friendly, the area is a cyclists dream but to top all of that, the organisation is superb.


Rated Event: 86.6%

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Brilliant event due to organisation, location, scenery... even the weather was just right. Having done the medium event for the last two years, need the guts to step up to the long event now!


Rated Event: 97.7%

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fantastic cant wait for next year


Rated Event: 99.9%

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So with my first sportive under my belt, what do I think?

Before the event - good contact, detailed maps of the event and location but also what to expect.

Arrival - straight there, no wrong turns even though road closures could of potentially caused problems.

Start - breakfast...yes breakfast, well sign posted, easy to find, friendly people, had a lots of confidence in the organisers before the start.

Route - so well sign posted, you can see the turning markers a mile off not one wrong turn and trust me I am very directionally challenged. Great views, greater hills, this has to be a great classic location so much variation on such quite roads... that makes a difference.

Food - A very wide choice, loads of sandwiches, fruit, chocs, energy bars, water, energy drinks cakes, good home made stuff + more, I though that it couldn't be for real, I had my wallet out at the first stop. Pro-actively greeted by smiley happy people full of encouragement.

Now granted it is my first so I cannot really compare it but I immensely enjoyed myself I think I choose the right place for not only my first sportive but also my first road bike experience.

When can I sign up for next year? Thanks, guys you have all clearly put a great deal of effort into organising this event, credit when credit is due.

#283


Rated Event: 97.7%

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Did the Middle Rumble, which was only my second sportive having converted from Fell Running. Friendly and efficient organisation, an array of food with plenty of fluid and scenery to take your breath away...if you have any left. Already looking forward to next year.


Rated Event: 93.2%

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excellent sportive. no complaints what so ever.
route was amazing with really easy to follow signage for the full 111miles.
can't wait till next year thanks to bob and the team


Rated Event: 93.2%

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My first 'organised' ride and I loved it. I can't fault the event, everything was spot on; organisation, directions, feed stops etc. The only niggle is that my timing tag details got mixed up, but this was soon sorted out.

I'm a heavy sweater and was concerned about having enough to drink, but there was more than enough fluids available IMHO (at odds with another review).


Rated Event: 95.5%

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One of the best ive done. Plenty of food and WATER at feeds, plus on top of the two big climbs,
No need to RUN OUT of water on route! Keep the route the same.


Rated Event: 98.8%

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Absolutely fantastic loved it from start to finish, well done to all involved.


Rated Event: 87.7%

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Very good but very hard event, Boltby Bank is just evil!


Rated Event: 95.5%

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really enjoyed the event, lovely day, and fantastic views.
Will be back again next year.

Thanks to all those who helped on the day, must take a lot of work to put together.


Rated Event: 87.7%

Pete the novice wrote:

I've never commented on a Sportive forum before but felt I had to lend a supportive voice.
I thought this was a fantastic, well organised and effective event. The helpers were all pleasant and seemed to know what they were doing and the location was stunning.
Without wanting to sound slushy II'm just grateful you kept going with running the event even with the entry numbers down on previous years, as I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I am no stranger to 100 mile sportives but prefer the Route 2 for the Rumble as it is sufficiently ardous for me and has a nice fast finish from Blakey back to keep the excitement going and to allow me to make inroads against fellow riders who passed me on the hills.
Although the expression "it's not a race" always crops up with Sportives I have never entered a cycle race in my lfe as I am relatively new to cycling, so having a chance to compare yourself with other riders and try for my own personal best is what makes the event special to me.
By way of comparison, I entered the York 100 last sunday - very much enjoyed it, but they wouldn't even give me a time, repeating the same mantra above. That to me spoils and downgrades the event to that of an organised trip and not an opportunity to challenge your own time against your peers.


Rated Event: 96.6%

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This is probably the toughest ride I'll do this year, and is my favourite sportive.

The volunteers are really friendly and helpful, the feed stops are the best stocked (quantity and choice) of any of the sportives I've done and I think it's the best value as well (I'm sat here wearing my Rumble 2010 T-shirt!).

The only criticism I can make is that for all the lung bursting up hill efforts, the descents are often technical and in some cases with a lot of gravel and debris. There's the descent after Boltby Bank for instance, which drops down to a deep ford. I'm sure the two blokes we saw that had fallen in would have preferred another route down!

I don't know the area well enough to say if this is a fair criticism or not, but if there was a way to avoid some of these tight descents and take in a few more fast open roads it would make my favourite sportive even better. Thanks to Bob and the team.


Rated Event: 97.7%

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This was the third time I've finished the long route of the Rumble. It has to be the classic route through the Yorkshire Moors. The route has very little traffic and the scenery is fantastic. These are roads made for cycling. From cranking up Boltby bank, swooping down the 3 mile descent to Castleford, hustling along the undulating Esk valley then hitting the steepest hill in the country with 80 miles in the legs it has it all.
Really well organised with well placed food stops. The bottles of water handed out TDF style at the top of Chimney Bank was a life saver. My mistake was to not take any food at the last stop and got very wobbly on Nunnington bank. I remembered the little bag of jelly babies handed out on the start line and they got me home.
The only way I could imagine the event being improved is by having more people doing it, there were times during the ride when there were few others on the road.
I love this event and I'm looking forward trying to improve my time next year


Rated Event: 99.9%

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Brilliant event- thanks. My first of I hope many.


Rated Event: 99.9%

wrote:

Excellent event, well organised. Rode it twice now & the organisers have improved every year. Will be back next year. Highly recommend riding this event - stunning countryside





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